Hello, my name is Ethan Webster and I am going to tell you the story of how I became the greatest manager in the world!
...Well actually I can't, as my story hasn't started yet...I mean this is going to be my first football job as a manager, but let me atleast explain how I got here.
Since I was a little boy, I always dreamed of being a footballer, so like all little boys who want to be paid lots of money to kick a ball around I tried to become a footballer. I trained nearly everyday and played for my local sides, as well as my school team...my position? I played Left Back...as in I was Left Back on the bench every game.
Yeah, I wasn’t really that good and when I did get the chance, I would always get the ball shot right towards my crown jewels, so when the doctors suggest that I stop playing, not just because I wasn’t really good, but also for my health, as if I continued to keep playing, the continuous shots to the nuts will paralyse me and I don’t want that.
I soon became depressed. “What am I going to do now? I wanted to be a footballer!” As the current season went on, watching football with a less than happy mood for the sport, I don’t know why, but I started to pay attention more to the managers on the sideline and it got me thinking. “What if I become a manger? I can stay in the football world and possibly be a bigger name in this then as a footballer”. So from that day onward I started training as a manager, going on coaching courses until I had a badge that would allow me to be a football manager. During that time I was able to get some assistant manager jobs with some lower non-league sides. Here was where I got my passion for football back, the joy of seeing the teams win because of the tactics the gaffer and I had made everyday I spent in a boring room for that coaching badge worth it.
But my passion to be a manager meant that I couldn’t stay with them. I told them that I wanted to be more than just an assistant, I wanted to manage my own team. The gaffer agreed and said that while he was upset that I wanted to leave, he understood. So I began my search and luckily, I saw that Gareth Ainsworth was stepping down as Wycombe manager, as he was offered a job within the club that he was happy with. So I sent in my CV and waited with crossed fingers and surprisingly, I got the job! Clearly they picked me after they read on my CV that I took the mighty Cockfosters FC to champions league glory!...on football manager. Nah I think they picked me because I was young, I was hungry to prove that I can become great and it seemed they were willing to take a gamble on me, so I will always be grateful for this opportunity.
Well...I think that is everything, so here it is, my first day as Wycombe Wanderers manager! I can’t wait!